University of Wisconsin–Madison

Stories of the Wisconsin Idea

WIS’19 Collaborator Utilizes 3D Printers to Produce Medical Equipment

The 2019 Wisconsin Idea Seminar visited CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center in Stevens Point. Image by Catherine Reiland/UW-Madison.
The 2019 Wisconsin Idea Seminar visited CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center in Stevens Point. Image by Catherine Reiland/UW-Madison.

CREATE Portage County has converted its IDEA Center in Stevens Point, which the Wisconsin Idea Seminar visited in 2019, into a 3D printing facility in order to create high-need medical equipment for local healthcare organizations, …

Milwaukee Restaurant Provides Free Community Meals

Image of Tandem crew from the Facebook page of Greater Milwaukee Foundation
(Image of Tandem crew from the Facebook page of Greater Milwaukee Foundation.)

  Dispatches from Our Own Wisconsin: Caitlin Cullen of Tandem Restaurant Caitlin Cullen is the chef and owner of the Tandem restaurant in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights. Since 2016, she has been using her restaurant to …

WIS’15 Alumnus and Collaborator Brings Indigenous Perspective

Omar Poler works to bring Madison’s American Indian history to higher relief, working as an Outreach Specialist for the Information School and as an American Indian Curriculum Services Coordinator for the School of Education. Poler is also an alumni of the Wisconsin Idea Seminar, participating in the week-long trip around the state in 2015. (UW-Madison/Mara Matovich)
Omar Poler works to bring Madison’s American Indian history to higher relief, working as an Outreach Specialist for the Information School and as an American Indian Curriculum Services Coordinator for the School of Education. (UW-Madison/Mara Matovich)

Omar Poler, the American Indian curriculum consultant for UW-Madison’s School of Education, was highlighted in the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel’s series, “Know your Madisonian.” Polar is a member of the Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior …

Seminar Alumni Receive Distinguished Teaching Awards

Andrea Hicks is pictured in her office in Engineering Hall. PHOTO: BRYCE RICHTER
Andrea Hicks is pictured in her office in Engineering Hall. Photo: Bryce Richter

Four Wisconsin Idea Seminar participants have received Distinguished Teaching Awards this year, an honor that recognizes their teaching and celebrates their hard work. William Brockliss, WIS’13, is an associate professor of classical and ancient near …

Seminar Collaborators Discuss the Future of Farming

Third-generation farmer Mitch Breunig and UW-Madison assistant professor of dairy science Heather White lead a group of Wisconsin Idea Seminar participants through Mystic Valley Dairy in 2018. Over the years, Breunig has nurtured a tremendous partnership with UW-Madison, collaborating on new ideas and research to improve Wisconsin's dairy industry. (Photo by Michael P. King/UW-Madison CALS)

Mitch Breunig, third-generation farmer at Mystic Valley Dairy in Sauk City, and Kent Weigel, livestock geneticist and chair of UW-Madison’s dairy science department, passionately explained some current struggles associated with dairy farming in a recent …

Seminar Collaborator Elected as Council Chair of Dairy Innovation Hub

Third-generation farmer Mitch Breunig and UW-Madison assistant professor of dairy science Heather White lead a group of Wisconsin Idea Seminar participants through Mystic Valley Dairy in 2018. Over the years, Breunig has nurtured a tremendous partnership with UW-Madison, collaborating on new ideas and research to improve Wisconsin's dairy industry. (Photo by Michael P. King/UW-Madison CALS)

Mitch Breunig, third-generation farmer and UW-Madison alumnus, was elected as chair of the Dairy Innovation Hub advisory council. In this new position, Breunig will work to assemble the council, set agendas, and provide guidance to the …

Seminar Alumni Show Art at 2020 Faculty Exhibition

Faculty Exhibition 2020

Beginning on February 1 and extending until May 10, the Faculty Exhibition 2020 will be on display in the Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries and throughout the Chazen Art Museum. Wisconsin Idea Seminar participant Tomiko Jones …

Freshwater Scientist Makes Waves in Green Bay

Sarah Bartlett

Sarah Bartlett, Water Resources Specialist at NEW Water — a water resource utility serving Northeast Wisconsin that cleans 38 million gallons of clean water per day — is collaborating with the Wisconsin Idea Seminar to …

Fish Expert Keeps us ‘Current’ on Great Lakes Issues

Titus Seilheimer

Titus Seilheimer, Fisheries Specialist at the Wisconsin Sea Grant, is collaborating with the Wisconsin Idea Seminar to bring the 2020 Bay Tour to Two Rivers, Wisconsin, where participants will learn about commercial fishing operations. Seilheimer …